The Big island

Australia, 1970

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The aim of this film is to show an international audience within a limited time span some attractive aspects of Australian life. Representing Australia as a brisk and exciting place and creating a mood of a young country on the move. Cinematography by Keith Gow, and Don McAlpine. Music by George Dreyfus. (Awards: AFI Travel Award 1970)

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